Earth Web Media’s Web of Life Animist Church trains those who feel called by their ancestors to become Animist Practitioners in the Web of Life tradition*, in service to Earth and her People.
Training begins Saturday, July 1, 2017
*The Web of Life Tradition- We are all connected by the Sacred Web of Life and we are each equal threads in our web. Earth Web Media (a legal Animist “Church”) trains and empowers Earth Honoring People of all Genders, Cultures, and Bio=Regions who are called by their Ancestors to practice the intuitive and shamanic healing arts in their communities. We are each a sacred bridge to harmony within and between Humans, Non-Human Beings in all forms, and the Spirits of Earth and beyond. We have the wisdom within us, we just need to remember to listen.
Many skilled Animist Practitioners are needed to tend the spiritual needs of our Earth Loving, Pagan, Animist, Witch and Queer communities.
The dominant culture has been detrimental, dangerous and deadly to Mystics, Intuitives, Blended Spirits, Witches and Healers of the diverse Peoples around the world commonly called Shamanic, Animist and Pagan. Many have been made to believe they are crazy, wrong, weird or evil for hearing the Earth Spirits and the Ancestors. As we remember who we are and the necessity of our medicine skills for a sick world, we are called to heal our soul wounds and competently train ourselves in the ways available to us. In the shamanic worldview, teachings and guidance come from Human teachers, as well as Nature Spirits, Non-Physical Teachers and Ancestors. If you have shamanic and animist ancestors, this path is available to YOU.
This training utilizes a shamanic approach, which respects and is open to communication with: animals, elements, plants, trees, spirit world, dream world, intuition, ancestors, spirit guides, other humans, and sacred self, to receive guidance about how to best serve People (Human and Otherwise) in the community. As we serve our community we honor diversity in our human family, and hold space for the many ways to interact with the living worlds around and within us. We empower our community as we strengthen our understanding of these truths.
“This series is about embracing and accepting the healer energy already dwelling inside you. It was, by far and wide, the best thing I have ever invested in, both of my energy, commitment and monetary resources.”
Animist- One who knows that they are a part of the sacred Web of Life.
Animist Practitioner- One who learns to listen to the intuitive abilities naturally occurring within, in combination with modalities in which they are already trained (intuitive/psychic/empathic work, coaching, energy medicine, expressive arts, counseling, mentoring, health professionals). Animist Practitioners will assist people in formal situations in their community (such as sessions, circles, ceremonies), as they tend their soul wounds, remember their direct connection to the spirit world, and activate their natural abilities, all in service to the Earth and the Sacred Web of Life.
Soul Medic- One who uses their Practitioner skills in informal situations (such as family, social, activist situations, or otherwise stressful interactions with the dominant culture) to offer support to Animists and Earth Honoring People. In family, friend or community situations where someone needs help, a Soul Medic has the skills to hold space for someone in the moment of need.
Nature Guardian- One who connects with and honors Nature in all forms and in all places as Kin.
Outline of 12 month Program:
~We meet for two hours live (audio and or video using www.zoom.us) on the first Saturday of each month (9am-11am MST) to discuss the month’s subjects and independent exercises, as well as to experience meditations and shamanic journeys together. We use a private forum to share experiences.
Meeting dates are: Saturdays, July 1, August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4, December 2 (2017), January 6, February 3, March 3, April 87, May 5, June 2 (2018).
~Each month, participants will be expected to independently complete and write about:
-2 meditations about monthly subjects
-2 shamanic journeys
-2 nature interaction exercises
-1 personal session with someone in the physical world to practice intuitive skills
-1 personal session with a member of the training to practice intuitive skills
-Each participant is expected to respond to other participant’s writings. Quynn reads and responds to each as well.
~Halfway thru each month participants receive a 60-75 minute audio recording from Quynn, including latest journeys and assignments about the following subjects~
- Holding Space for Earth Honoring Beings (Altars, Spirit World Communication, Blessings)
- Protection, Boundaries, Self Care and Animist Ancestors Connection
- 3 Worlds, 8 Days, All Genders= Animist Reality
- Communication with the Web of Life as a Nature Guardian
- Clearing and Balancing as Spiritual Maintenance
- Divination and Intuition for Sensitive and Empathic People
- Crazy Wisdom-Inner Voices, Visions, Visitations Support
- Ancestral Soul Wounds-Forgiveness, Healing and Gratitude
- Soul Renewal and Restoration for Self and Others
- Drum, Rattle and Song Reclamation (Traveling and Healing with Sound)
- Spiritual Sides of Sickness and Dispelling Colonized Mind
- Altered States and Multiple Realities Navigation Support
-Three 45 minute personal sessions with Quynn over the yearlong program. One in July, One in Dec, One in May. These sessions offer the opportunity to connect personally with Quynn as you expand your skills in your community. Participants receive 20% discount for any additional sessions during the year.
-A copy of Quynn’s E-book A Tribe of One and a drumming track
Requested donation for this 12 month Training Series is $720-$1800 sliding scale, depending on financial situation, for entire series (can be paid $60-$150 monthly). Donations support Earth Web Media. Total can be paid in monthly installments with automatic withdrawal.
An agreement will be signed regarding payment for all sessions, even if one is missed or the series is not finished.
There are openings for full and partial trade for needed tech jobs on behalf of Earth Web Media. Email Quynn describing your skill set.
Upon successful completion of program, the graduate is able to claim they completed this training, and move on to participate in the Web of Life Animist Minister Program.
Interested in going forward?! Please make sure you have~
1) Training in at least one healing modality (Reiki, massage, yoga, EMDR, SE, Expressive Arts Therapy, Herbalism etc)
2) Confidence in your journeying process. Need practice? There are many mp3 options for learning. Find them HERE.
3) The commitment to attend live sessions and complete the assigned exercises.
Contact Quynn with any Questions and to Register~ (quynn@shamanicanimism(dot)com)
Your guide is Quynn Red Mountain, OOlah (One Who Balances), Animist Minister of Earth Web Media’s Web of Life Church, Shamanic Practitioner, founder of the Institute of the Shamanic Arts, author and media producer. Quynn was called to the shamanic path while she was in her 20’s, and has worked with many people in individual and group settings for the last 20 years.
Reflections from past participants:
“I was at a point in my life where I needed to be reawakened into my purpose as a healer. You provided a safe and beautiful space for that purpose.”
“I felt welcomed and appreciated as a colleague and have needed this community to help me be at peace and to find strength with like minded and hearted folks.”
“I am reclaiming something that was lost to my family through time and persecution. I had always felt something was missing in my life, there was a void, this class filled that void. Reconnecting with my guides and my true nature in this life is a priceless gift.”
“You think this series is about being a Shamanic Practitioner. It is and it isn’t. This series is about embracing and accepting the healer energy already dwelling inside you. It was, by far and wide, the best thing I have ever invested in, both of my energy, commitment and monetary resources.”
You, this class, and ISA have blessed and transformed me, given me the gift of myself that I had almost given up on searching for, and the words “thank you” do not even begin to cover the intensity and depth of my gratitude. It is like some sort of living embodiment of the Tao, or some magical entity you have called forth to heal, inspire and transform, not just us, but this world.”
“You provide a portal for infinite possibilities, without too much attachment to controlling the outcome.”
“Quynn, as always, conjures an outstanding circle. The energy channeled through her drumming touches people, myself included, and provides safety that is heard and felt in all the connected worlds.”
“Thank you for creating the space for me/us to PRACTICE….. I know that I wouldn’t be practicing on people without your encouragement and you having this class.”
“The Shamanic Training series helped me to string together the pieces in my life that I now better perceive as Gifts, and provided the space to explore them. Due to this series I feel more confident in my ability to connect with my Spirit Guides and am ambitious to continue exploring the lessons that the Spirits hold for me.”
“Quynn’s Shamanic Practitioner workshop series has expanded my repertoire for my healing practice and helped me feel more comfortable using the shamanic techniques I have learned. It also helped me to realize how at home I feel incorporating shamana into my life’s work.”
“I am grateful for this course as it has helped me to build confidence. Being in this space is a relief because it is a place where I feel I can express the “unknown” without prejudice and judgment, and that is refreshing.”
“I learned much by simply observing and experiencing Quynn’s very skilled shamanic circle facilitation during the training. She demonstrates a certain fearlessness that cuts through, as well as her own deep honesty and presence—all of which makes her highly effective as a facilitator and trainer.”
“I loved all of the stages of this program and the transformation that we all experienced. Every time we gathered for another day of journeying and sharing, it seemed like it was an orchestra of Spirits shaping and shifting our energies, putting us through powerful initiations.
Answers from Quynn to questions you might have regarding this training:
What can I do with what I learn in this training?
You can use these skills to:
Enhance the healing work you are already practicing.
Create your own modality which combines skills you learn here, and ones you already have.
Offer these Soul tending skills in circles, events, workshops, ceremonies and one-on one situations.
Create a Healing Practice.
Share your skills in informal ways to assist your community .
Be ready for emotional emergencies in the people around you.
Become a recognized Animist healing facilitator.
Does this training make me a “healer” or “shaman”?
I believe that the Spirits make a Shaman, as well as a Healer. Human teachers and mentors offer tools, structure and guidance, but in the shamanic animist healing arts, we are made into Healers by experience, and under the direction of our Helping Spirits. Always, the community recognizes the “healer” by asking for their help, and receiving something helpful.
How can you possibly think that someone will be “trained” as a practitioner in this one year, mostly online, program?!
You are right. One is not completely trained during the year of the training. Each person who completes the program will receive the framework and tools needed to hone one’s craft over time. Our communities need more practitioners who support Animistic and Shamanic understandings ASAP! This training helps a practitioner feel confident enough to offer their skills in their communities, to the degree that they are comfortable. The only way to become skilled is to practice. I have been practicing for over 20 years and I am guided to share what I have learned to those who are ready.
What is the tradition that you teach?
I have always been guided to focus on the tools that are available to all humans, rather than focusing on one particular cultural “way”. People who are drawn to this way are often ones who have a severed connection to their direct Animist lineage. This path says that each person and practitioner has their own ancestors and guides who want to teach them. This is who teaches us our craft. In this training, instead of telling people the details about how to work with the tools available, I set the stage for each person to be taught directly by their Spirit Guides. This is the way I have been taught, and the path I share.